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Swept Away By Books is the book review blog run by Alyssa Hamilton, a publishing student, bookseller, book reviewer, and the author coordinator at Adventures in YA Publishing. I love her Waiting on Weds features and her Top Ten picks as well as her reviews. She’s got a sneak peek review of Compulsion up with the giveaway, and yeah, I love that too. :D 

Curling Up With A Good Book is a recent discovery. Beth read Compulsion and her enthusiasm was so delightful that I went to look at her blog. She’s an advocate for the books she loves, and her joy in books is infectious. When she doesn’t like something, she says it in a respectful way and leaves room for people to make up their own minds. You can tell she appreciates every aspect of the writing and reading process. 

YA Interrobang, the truly excellent new YA lit magazine spearheaded by Nicole Brinkley and her team. Check there for author features and book news, plus agent features and information on breaking in. Next issue is May 4th with another issue on May 18th. Because this is a magazine and not a traditional blog, the giveaway here is going to be a little different. Stay tuned. : ) 

Candace’s Book Blog. Run by Candace Robinson, the blog is a fantastic source for reviews, giveaways, and more. She is also one of the bloggers behind the Saturday Situation linkup for reviews and giveaways, which is a great and generous way for readers to find and get their hands on sought after books, and she’s got a HUGE giveaway up today to celebrate the relaunch of her beautiful new website. The giveaway will be going up by Tuesday, May 6th.

Want more chances to win Compulsion?

Don’t forget the MASSIVE 38 book, 20 prize back #payitforward giveaway here.

There’s also a Goodreads giveaway that runs through May 27th.

And I’ll be signing at BEA, so there will be ARCs there as well. Stop by to say hello if you’re at the Javits Center! 


If you’re a blogger and you’d like to host a giveaway in June, let me know. I’m trying to pick a mix of bigger and smaller blogs, newer blogs and more established. There are so many wonderful book people out there! 

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COMPULSION Cover Reveal and Master List of All Eight Celebration Giveaways

COMPULSION has a beautiful new cover. Here’s a teaser for the book and a final reveal.  

Want a closer look?


Regina Flath and the team at Simon Pulse did a wonderful job on this. I love the slightly magical feel to it, the hint of darkness, and the way the curlicue is reminiscent both of wrought iron and hearts. It reminds me of a line in the book.


The path in the cover image also reminds me of the oak-lined alley that leads from the main gate at Watson’s Landing to the worn-down house. It’s a voyage to somewhere magical, but Barrie doesn’t know that when she first arrives. 


Barrie has a long way to go once she arrives on the wide main steps beneath the portico, and I’m looking forward to inviting readers to take that journey with her. Of course, Barrie will be rocking some fabulous heels on the trip. As someone close to her points out:


That may be true, but Barrie also sees no point in doing great things if she can’t be herself. It comes down to thinking bigger and stretching her perception of what’s possible.  

For that, she has a little help. Eight Beaufort is the kind of inspiration any girl would love to have around.


In Eight’s honor, I’m doing eight giveaways to celebrate the new cover of Compulsion. Each one consists of:

  • A personalized ARC of COMPULSION,
  • Asterling silver key necklace similar to one of the three keys Barrie wears in the book, and
  • A few books I love signed by some of my favorite authors.  

Here’s the one for the Rafflecopter below. It’s for SIX books, plus the ARC of Compulsion, plus the beautiful silver necklace. 


  1. Complete hardcover set of the DAUGHTER OF SMOKE AND BONE series (third book sent out when in publishes in April)  signed by Laini Taylor.
  2. THESE BROKEN STARS signed by Megan Spooner and Amie Kaufman and books one and two of The Hybrid Chronicles, WHAT’S LEFT OF ME and ONCE WE WERE signed by Kat Zhang.
  3. CHARM & STRANGE hardcover signed by Stephanie Kuehn plus THE RAVEN BOYS and THE DREAM THIEVES with beautiful bookplates signed by Maggie Stiefvater. THE DREAM THIEVES also has Maggie’s hand drawn doodle of a raven.
  4. PageTurners.comALLEGIANT signed by Veronica Roth along with SPELLCASTER and STEADFAST signed by Claudia Gray. 
  6. The complete SHATTER ME series signed by Tahereh Mafi. 
  7. Jennifer Armentrout’s complete LUX series plus a signed copy of her brand new WHITE HOT KISS. 
  8. Rafflecopter in this post: Complete hardcover set of BEAUTIFUL CREATURES signed by Kami Garcia, plus hardcovers of MADMAN’S DAUGHTER and HER DARK CURIOSITY signed by Megan Shepherd. 

You can also check the link below for additional information in the next few days:

Enter all EIGHT giveaways by 3/31/2014! 

But first, here’s a little bit more about the book, in case you’re curious:

By Martina Boone
October 28, 2014
ISBN: 18732883
Simon & Schuster, Simon Pulse

Three plantations. Two wishes. One ancient curse.

When loss is all you know, how do you find true love?

All her life, Barrie Watson has been a virtual prisoner in the house where she lived with her shut-in mother. When her mother dies, Barrie promises to put some mileage on her stiletto heels. But she finds a new kind of prison at her aunt’s South Carolina plantation instead—a prison guarded by an ancient spirit who long ago cursed one of the three founding families of Watson Island and gave the others magical gifts that became compulsions. 

Stuck with the ghosts of a generations-old feud and hunted by forces she cannot see, Barrie must find a way to break free of the family legacy. With the help of sun-kissed Eight Beaufort, who knows what Barrie wants before she knows herself, the last Watson heir starts to unravel her family’s twisted secrets. What she finds is dangerous: a love she never expected, a river that turns to fire at midnight, a gorgeous cousin who isn’t what she seems, and very real enemies who want both Eight and Barrie dead.


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I'm Giving Away Over 60 Books! Plus an amazing workshop! f

Young adult reads from Laini Taylor, Maggie Stiefvater, Cynthia Leitich Smith, Kat Zhang, Leigh Bardugo, Robin LaFevers, Libba Bray, Gayle Forman, Sarah Ockler, Jandy Nelson, Melina Marchetta, and many more! Plus craft books by Donald Maass, James Scott Bell, Lisa Cron, Stephen King and more. PLUS a registration to the STORY MASTERS four-day workshop with James Scott Bell, Christopher Vogler, Donald Maass and the Free Expressions Editorial team!

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The Discipline of Dream Making f

jealous of jetpacks: Fake It Till You Make It f


What I think a lot of people don’t realize is that even now, after two published books (three in January!) from one of the largest publishers in the world, hitting the NY Times bestseller list, doing dozens of bookstore events, speaking at ComicCon and for the ALA…even now, more often than not, I…

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"Love is not the absence of logic but logic examined and recalculated
heated and curved to fit inside the contours of the heart."
Tammara Webber, Easy

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"Once you start thinking about the lies people tell when they don’t know they’re telling them, the truths people reveal when they think they’re lying, then you can start to build a world."
Sarah Rees Brennan

Martina Boone

Everything means somethin’. Don’t try to change somethin’ wild into somethin’ tame.
~ Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl, Beautiful Creatures

(via bijouxnoir)


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Martina Boone

Every minute you spend with someone gives them a part of your life and takes part of theirs. ~ Ally Condie, Matched

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Source: dubiousdream

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I heard what you said. I’m not the silly romantic you think. I don’t want the heavens or the shooting stars. I don’t want gemstones or gold. I have those things already. I want…a steady hand. A kind soul. I want to fall asleep, and wake, knowing my heart is safe. I want to love, and be loved.

~ Shana Abe


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